Introduces DC and AC electrical theory, including electrical definitions, units of electrical measure, series and parallel resistive circuits, capacitance, inductance, AC voltage measurements, and AC calculations. Explores usage of meters and oscilloscopes.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Introduction and Classroom Organization
- Static Electricity
- Series Resistive Circuits
- Parallel Resistive Circuits
- Series and Parallel Combination Circuits
- Measuring Instruments
- Wire Tables and Conductor Sizes
- Conduction in Liquid and Gases
- Alternating Current
- Magnetic Induction
- Switch Contact Configurations
- Describe the concepts of basic electrical theory and define the terms voltage, current, resistance, and power.
- Demonstrate the use of Ohm’s Law and Power calculations in an electrical circuit.
- Complete electrical measurements using electrical test equipment.
- Describe the concepts of series and parallel circuits and explain the differences between concepts.
- Calculate series and parallel circuit values.
- Describe the concepts of capacitance and inductance.
- Describe the concept of AC theory and be able to differentiate it from DC.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of how conductor size and type affect the flow of current and able to calculate proper conductor size in a circuit.
- Calculate line loss in an electrical conductor.
Assessment and Requirements
Methods for measuring achievement of objectives may include, but are not limited to:
- Quizzes / Tests
- Laboratory Activities
- Mid-Term Exam
- Final Exam
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.